Chicago Identity Theft Defense Attorney
Defining Illinois’ Identity Theft Charges
Identity theft is a criminal offense which commonly involves using another individual’s bank account or credit card without consent to make purchases or obtain money, using another person’s identity to receive credit or open bank accounts, and selling or transferring someone else’s identifying information (e.g. Social Security number, birth date, driver’s license number). This type of white collar crime is punishable as a felony, resulting in a lengthy prison sentence, expensive fines, and a permanent mark on your criminal record.
What Are the Penalties for Identity Theft in Chicago?
As mentioned above, identity theft is a felony charge under Illinois law. The penalties become more severe as the value of the theft increases. All penalties may be enhanced if the victim is 60 years of age or older, a disabled person, or a service member.
The penalties for identity theft depend on the amount of money or property involved in the crime:
- Less than $300 – Class 4 felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of three years and a fine of up to $25,000
- Between $300 and $2,000 – Class 3 felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of five years and a fine of up to $25,000
- Between $2,000 and $10,000 – Class 2 felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of seven years and a fine of up to $25,000
- Between $10,00 and $100,000 – Class 1 felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 15 years and a fine of up to $25,000
- More than $100,000 – Class X felony, punishable by a maximum prison sentence of 30 years and a fine of up to $25,000
Law Office of Steven Fine Identity Theft Legal Counsel
At the Law Office of Steven Fine, Attorney Fine understands what it takes to protect your rights, reputation, and future. With more 20 years of experience, he has an exceptional track record of success either getting his clients’ cases dismissed or having their charges reduced significantly.
Attorney Fine is familiar with the various sentencing ranges for the crime of identity theft and understands the complexities of the various sentencing factors. He and his legal team can examine all aspects of your case and will use his experience to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
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